For the past 41 years the MFMW has assisted migrant domestic workers in need. The MFMW has provided direct services, such as case guidance, shelter and food assistance, education and training and outreach services all over Hong Kong. The MFMW have been as well advocating for a friendly and respectful atmosphere to keep up the protection of the community's dignity.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shown how migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong are still marginalised, vulnerable and underprivileged.
According to a recent survey
by the MFMW!
of respondents experienced financial difficulty during the pandemic
1 in every 2
reported to have conducted work on their rest days
3 out of every 5
migrant workers suffer from high stress levels
1 out of every 4
is reporting feelings of depression
With insufficient support available for this community, there is a continuous demand for welfare services including funding for food, medical support, and shelter assistance. The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic also reveal that there is a developing need to increase their employability, secure their wages and remittances and improve both their physical and mental health.
As a non-subvented registered charitable organisation in Hong Kong, the MFMW must generate its own funds to sustain its services. We completely rely on individual donors and private funding. A regular donation will help us improve our sustainability and ensure good planning of programs to comprehensively support migrant domestic workers’ needs in a sustainable manner.